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Golden walls and high ceilings

Golden walls and high ceilings

Sophie van Leeuwen (Dutch, 22), student of Interdisciplinary Art, an autonomous programme of the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts, pays 550 Euros for a 35m2 room across the street from SBE on the Tongersestraat.  
“There will always be time to go back home”

“There will always be time to go back home”

Sofia Discacciati (19, Italian), first-year Liberal Arts and Sciences student, pays 420€ per months for a 20m2 room near the Markt
“This is where my life is”

“This is where my life is”

Louisa Stupp (22, German), master's student European Studies on Society, Science and Technology, pays 295 euro per month for a 16m2 room near Scharneweg
"Having my dad to help was a blessing"

"Having my dad to help was a blessing"

Ada Garcia-Gesto Lopez (18, Spanish), first-year European Law, pays €445 per month for a 18m2 room close to Central Station
World citizen looking for a home

World citizen looking for a home

Monique Bren (19, Spanish/Dutch), a second year Liberal Arts and Sciences, pays 570 euro per month for an 18 m2 room near the Markt
"In China we invite new friends to our home and cook for them"

"In China we invite new friends to our home and cook for them"

Hu Siqi, but everybody calls him Roy, (22, Chinese), master’s student International Law/ M2: 20/ Rent: 200 euros/ Area : Statenkwartier
Getting lost in some of the greatest mysteries of our time

Getting lost in some of the greatest mysteries of our time

Ruben Hanenbergh (22, Dutch), master’s student Human Decision Science/ Rent: 280 euros/ M2: 16/ Area: Heer
"I don’t miss South Africa as much as I did in the first semester"

"I don’t miss South Africa as much as I did in the first semester"

Emily Burger (21, South African), second-year Arts and Culture Rent/m2: 465 euro, around 18 m2 General Area: Close to FaSoS, central
“I’m bored of trans and other gender issues to be put under feminism”

“I’m bored of trans and other gender issues to be put under feminism”

Erick Jackaman (20, half British, half American), Liberal Arts and Sciences student Size of room: 20m2 Rent: 450 Euros Location: Jekerdal
Easy like Sunday morning

Easy like Sunday morning

Name: Almuth Rosenow, 23, second year Master student  Mental Health Size of her room: 20 square meters Rent: 350€ Area: Close to the river Maas and the central station
Getting inspired by Frida Kahlo, Dorothee Parker and microscopic slides

Getting inspired by Frida Kahlo, Dorothee Parker and microscopic slides

Name: Catalina Dutta, first year Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience (track Fundamental Neuroscience) Room size: 18 m2 (terrace: 10 m2) Monthly rent: 580 euros
About birds, dogs, cactuses and cows

About birds, dogs, cactuses and cows

Name: Marion Meyers, first year Knowledge Engineering Room size: around 16 m² Area: city center Monthly rent: 490 euros
"The girl before me left all her furniture - it saved me"

"The girl before me left all her furniture - it saved me"

Xianglan Liu or Alisha (her European/western name) comes from Beijing, China and is a master student in psychology. When asked about her two names she explains: “My US uncle gave this name to me, he said it meant <protected by the gods> or something like that. Recently a friend of mine told me that it is originally a muslim name so I do...

Solstråleboken or the Norwegian sunshine in Maastricht

Solstråleboken or the Norwegian sunshine in Maastricht

Name: Eric Risbakk, first year in Knowledge engineering (DKE) Room size: around 20 m² Area: Wyckerpoort Roommate: Yes, 8 people live in the house with two shared bathrooms and kitchens
An Ode to White, Blue and Cookies

An Ode to White, Blue and Cookies

“Sorry, I haven’t vacuumed in a week. My mom would probably freak out!” Liza Hazenberg, the present ‘day in the life of’ student room candidate apologetically opens the door to her 18m2 territory. Her mom, she jokingly declares, “can be a real piece of work“ and worries a lot. It is rather unclear why, thou...

Romance, warmth and Bollywood

Romance, warmth and Bollywood

“Her day begins with Bollywood,” roommate Berru says about SBE-student Nadiya Taghipour. They laugh as they talk about what daily life is like in their house. “She is dancing all the time, but she is really good!” Taghipour’s bedroom is decorated in varying shades of her favorite color pink with accents of white and...

From African Bush to Limburg’s Gem

From African Bush to Limburg’s Gem

“There’s a rooftop terrace actually, we can check it out”. Master’s European Studies student Rod Morgan Abhari (23), also known as RM, opens the door to his three-storey apartment. Situated in a quiet side street from Brusselsestraat, he shares his cosy crib with two other roommates, each paying €450 a month for a total...

Planes, paintings and the London Underground

Planes, paintings and the London Underground

Name: Tim Skrabanja (Dutch), second-year Biomedical Science student Room Size: 20 m2 Room Price: 380 Euro Neighbourhood: Heugem Roommates?: Yes, one. Share kitchen and bathroom.  
Waiting for the snow

Waiting for the snow

Name: Sofia Carvalho (23) from Porto (Portugal), master European Studies (third track: Europe in a globalizing world) Size: "my bedroom has about 20 square meters" Monthly rent: € 425,- Area: Brusselsepoort
SangSom as icebreaker

SangSom as icebreaker

In the center of Maastricht’s shopping district, and down a small alley that runs off the Markt, lives twenty-one year-old Sabrina Brooker. A third year student of European Law, Brooker has lived in her room since coming to Maastricht. Finding only hard-wood floors upon her arrival, passably installed by the previous occupant, this 20 square ...

“I am an artsy geek”

“I am an artsy geek”

“I really need to clean this place, I’m sorry”, says Andrés Caicedo Sierra, slightly ashamed of the piles of clothes on his bed but smiling while he opens the blinds facing westwards. The second year student at the University College, focusing on cultural and media studies, admits this is the brightest his room has been since he r...

A peaceful place

A peaceful place

Name: Batoul Al Nahhass (23) from Beirut (Lebanon), master Human Decision Science Amount of square meters: “almost twenty” Monthly rent: € 350,- Area: Scharn